Monday, October 22, 2007

Keeper of Eternity by Devyn Quinn

Denise and I have both had the pleasure of reviewing books by Devyn Quinn, and let me say that we have been extremely impressed with her writing. Not only does she show amazing skills for description, but the imagination that goes into her stories is astounding. One warning though! You might as well go ahead and plan on reading both Keeper of Eternity AND Price of Eternity, because there's no way you will be able to resist reading the second book after finishing the first!

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Keeper of Eternity
Devyn Quinn
Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 1-59998-144-0
Released: 09/26/06
312 pages
Paranormal Erotic Romance

After two decades, Julienne Hunter is finally returning to the family home her mother took her away from when she was a child. Something happened there that left her mother so terrified, she never returned. But it wasn’t just the home her mother feared, it was the man that resides there even now: Morgan Saint-Evanston. Julienne has always been curious as to the relationship between Morgan and her mother, but she knows little about him except that her grandmother has been in his employ before Julienne was born. Perhaps if Julienne was the woman she was not too long ago, she wouldn’t be so apprehensive about facing her past and the secrets that lay in wait for her. But her days of being a fearless, self-assured model have come to a heartrending end, and truthfully, she has no where else to go.

But her arrival does not automatically fill in all the missing pieces. If anything, the truth of what happened all those years ago is even more elusive. But for now she is grateful to be able to get acquainted with her loving grandmother, whose fondest wish for years has been to see Julienne again. Her grandmother is a sweet and soothing presence, though Morgan’s company is unsettling in more ways than she imagined. Not only is she exasperated by the seemingly unaffected, unfeeling man, but disturbingly, she finds herself more and more drawn to him each day, but is it safe?

Morgan knows he is damned. The occult forces that have been a part of him since birth demand their price, and he has paid it in spades. He knows better than to get involved with Julienne, so he denies any attraction he feels for her. Soon he will have to draw the evil that is coming for him into a different realm, and he must not leave behind any ties. Unfortunately, he soon finds he has no choice in the matter.

When all is revealed to Julienne, will she follow in her mother’s footsteps and turn tail, or will she have the strength to embrace her destiny?

Keeper of Eternity is the extraordinary start to Devyn Quinn’s Eternity series. Quinn delivers deeply developed plot elements and characters that will keep you on your toes. You do not have to relate to Julienne’s “story” for her character to be relatable and likeable, and you find yourself empathizing with her from the moment she is introduced. The reader is riveted as they see her develop from the victim of a terrible tragedy into a strong woman who will reach out for what she wants. Morgan is a deeply tortured, mysterious hero, and you are often kept guessing abut what his next move will be. Little by little, we see the heroine penetrate his defenses, and her love bring down pieces of his carefully constructed walls. Besides her remarkable characters, Devyn Quinn will captivate you with her rich descriptive ability, perfect prose, and flowing plot. Keeper of Eternity is a profound story that sparks the imagination, and is as intelligent as it is emotional.

-Mandy Briggs
Rogues and Romance

Keeper of Eternity is a Rogues and Romance Must-Read! This book deserves special recognition for an outstanding story, characters, and writing.

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Heat Rating: *4- Cupid's Aphrodisiac Arrow
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Violence Rating:
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Official Blurb:
The Keeper of Eternity
Julienne Hunter had it all. And she used it--her beauty, wit and grace--with a heedless and reckless daring to climb to the pinnacle of success in the world of high fashion. There was no tomorrow in her glittering world and no secrets that her charm could not hide.
But old bodies will not stay buried and Julienne is about to learn the truth of her own lost past. Crushing tragedy lures Julienne back to the family home her mother, Cassandra, abandoned over twenty-one years ago--and straight into the unwelcome embrace of the man her mother feared.
Morgan Saint-Evanston.
Dark. Brooding. Sexy as hell. He's everything a woman desires, yet his own dark secrets have tainted his heart and blackened his soul. He is a man Julienne will dare to take as her lover even as he plunges her into an occult realm where human souls are open barter and swords and sorcery still rule...

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1 comment:

Devyn Quinn said...

Thanks for the lovely review!